The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
There was no doubt that Carrie Lam would win the election. What was in doubt was whether she could command the support of the public

Hong Kong names a new leader

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The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 16:46. Facebook
Soldiers still seem to believe that the dozen or so coups they have launched since the 1930s amount to a noble defence of the kingdom

Thailand’s army is the single biggest cause of its malaise

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The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 12:10. Facebook
Theocratic models of government may provide a channel for anti-scientific views to influence public policy. From the archive

Do more religious countries tend to be less innovative?

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The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 10:05. Facebook
The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 08:01. Facebook
The biggest trawlers are organised into a maritime militia ready to fight a “people’s war” at sea

Fishermen fight China’s battles for the South China Sea

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The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 05:56. Facebook
The government has been trying to sell China as a brand—one that has the ability to attract people from other countries in the way that America did

China is spending billions to make the world love it

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The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 03:50. Facebook
Local Maori tribes profess a deep spiritual connection to the Whanganui

For indigenous New Zealanders, the idea of the river as a person is nothing new

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The Economist, Asia
03/26/2017 at 01:43. Facebook
Yuriko Koike runs a private academy for her political acolytes. A few dozen graduates will help her to wipe out the LDP old guard

The governor of Tokyo declares war on her own party

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Locals in Raqqa "want to get rid of IS but they are really worried about who's coming to free them"

Islamic State will lose Raqqa, but this will doubtful be the end of conflict

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 18:59. Facebook
Does laboratories’ spotlessness mean mice are sometimes too healthy to act as useful models for disease?

Is cleanliness the dirty secret of lab mice?

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 18:56. Facebook
How do crystals more than 20cm long get from ponds to dunes in one of the most hostile places on Earth?

A dance of dust devils and dunes in the Atacama desert

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
The State Department, which channels America's contributions to the UN and its own foreign-aid agency, was told to chop $10.1bn from its budget—a cut of 28%

President Trump v the United Nations

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 16:20. Facebook
Squeezing the State Department would mean that development banks, which back green projects around the world, could lose $650m

America’s proposed budget cuts will be bad for the environment

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 14:09. Facebook
On March 26th the territory’s next leader will be selected by just 1,194 electors. The Add Oil Team will be broadcasting live videos submitted by some of the 99.97% of Hong Kongers left outside

Suffrage and the city: artists respond to Hong Kong’s election

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
A sporadically violent class war that has pitted urbanites, royals and soldiers against the sometimes bumbling governments that rural voters elect when they have a chance

Thailand must defuse the quarrel that lies at the heart of its political strife

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 10:11. Facebook
"All permanent members of the UN Security Council are against the war, but they are all ready to sell Yemen for arms"

Yemen’s war enters its third bloody year

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
A colourful night out in Osaka's flamboyant Amerikamura District
The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 08:06. Facebook
An analysis of 74 types of dinosaurs and relatives is shaking up a 130-year-old classification

The way dinosaurs are classified may be about to undergo a radical rethink

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The Economist, Asia
03/25/2017 at 05:53. Facebook
China has expressed two related criticisms of an American anti-missile system in South Korea. They both imply that China, not North Korea, is the real target

Why China is wrong to be furious about THAAD

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